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Are punitive damages a lie?

Norm Pattis thinks so. In Section 1983 Damages -- Part II, Pattis writes about the personal challenges and societal concerns he has experienced when involved with cases that assess damages insurance companies end up paying -- not defendants. "How is anyone ever deterred from misconduct if they never feel the consequences?" he asks. More here.

Posted by Laurel Newby on October 25, 2005 at 02:41 PM | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

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